Jane's Hooked on Crochet

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Monday, April 20, 2009

Latest project

I'm still thinking about the perfect sweater/top pattern for the jade cotton, but in the meantime I'm looking for other projects to use up stash yarn (and those beautiful things that I just had to have!).
I sampled some wonderful #10 thread in bamboo, and shortly after Annie's Attic Free Pattern of the Day had a beautiful baby dress in #10 thread. It's called Little Pink Princess and it was designed by Collete Blair. I usually prefer a very tightly twisted thread for doilies, etc which makes me always think it would be stiff and rough for a baby dress. The bamboo #10 would be fabulously soft! So I printed out the dress pattern and ordered 3 balls of pink. Yesterday I started on the dress, and have most of the bodice finished. This is so amazingly soft. Now, usually a softer fiber is produced by a softer twist, which means that the thread frizzes and seperates easily. The soft finish on this thread is all due to the bamboo fiber, and it still has a nice tight twist. No lint, frizzing, or splitting. I plan to write a full review later.


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